The Check Engine Light may come on because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. Replacement of the failed sensor should correct this concern.
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Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the mass air flow sensor sends incorrect information to the engine control computer. This can cause a loss of power on acceleration. A failed mass air flow sensor will require replacement.
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
Intermittent failure of the purge control valve in the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system may cause the Check Engine Light light to illuminate.
Lexus RX300 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM. DUE TO IMPROPER DESIGN OF THE REAR BRAKE TUBE DISTRIBUTION, IF ONE OF THE DUAL BRAKE LINES FAILS WHEN THE DRIVER APPLIES THE BRAKE, THE VEHICLE WILL FEEL UNSTABLE COMPARED TO VEHICLES WITH PROPER REAR BRAKE TUBE DISTRIBUTION.Learn more »
Lexus RX300 Questions and Answers
i have a shifting issue from 2nd to 3rd gear, and from stop to 1st, it jumps a little. took it to transmission guy who said my control valve needs fixing, but another guy says control valve has not...
I had major service at 129,000 miles- I am at 145,000 currently
Is the power steering fluid checked or changed at the the major service?
I have no lights to my trailer. There is a small unit in the back of the car where the taillight wires are tapped and routed out to the trailer connector. There is no power to the connector. I assu...
Does the bumper need to be removed to replace the reflector lense? How is this installed?
Thanks for your response but I wasn't very clear. I am referring to the non-lighted reflector len...
Lexus RX300 Reviews
My RX300 2002 Lexus has a wonderful ride and looks great even after 11 years. Well, that is where it all stops. I have spent more on this vehicle than any other car in my 53 years of driving. The transmission has been replaced, the motor on the antennae died, the front headlights go out frequently and sometimes the cruise control just stops when going up a hill. I'm taking it in next week to prepare for putting out more money.
My Lexus was bought used, RX300. I have had minor maintenance issues but overall it has served me well. The only frustrating thing about it is that I can't put it in neutral to roll it back to get a battery charge, and I don't know why the battery will die on it's own, apparently for no reason! New battery, lights not left on yet battery dead, and can't get it into neutral.
would the shift shaft seal keep the car from shifting rears.. mine if stuck in reverse and the shifter hand moves
Love my car and have had it 5 years. Have 129,000 and now see it is burning oil.
I had purchased the 2000 RX300 model and only at 65K miles started giving me more issues compared to any other cars that i have driven. Never had any issues on my other cars for at least 98K miles. But this was a big headache for me one problem after the other. 1st of all never in my life will i purchase a Toyota Branded upscaled car like Lexus nor any Toyota branded vehicles.
At 65k - Rear Main Seal Leak
At 69K - O2 Sensors Bad
AT 73K - Knock Sensor Bad
At 86K - Water leak from windshield
At 96K - Charcal Canister bad
At 98K - Check oil light.
Toyota did deploy inferior quality parts on this vehicle since it was a 1st Gen Car and most of the parts came from either made for Camry or Avalon in the same year. Other than interior nothing is facny in these cars, except a upper scalled version of a Highlander. If they had used good components and had a Quality control on the vehicles they make, we would not see so many recalls in these past 2 years right from Toyota to Lexus.